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openrsync is a clean-room implementation of rsync with a BSD (ISC) license. It is designed to be compatible with a modern rsync.

github.com/kristapsdz/openrsyn

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I don't disagree with Tim Cook, but this also irks me. I have no belief that Apple has any concerns for my privacy or anybody else's privacy beyond the fact that it hurts Google and Google competes with Apple.

"Apple CEO Tim Cook: It's Time for Action on Data Privacy"

time.com/collection/davos-2019

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I've been watching the announcements coming out of CES, and I'm torn. I love the idea of smart homes, cars, and devices. The problem here is that Google and Amazon are dominating that market, and neither have any respect for personal privacy. I want projects like Mycroft to compete here, but they're not even a blip on the radar right now. Right now, it looks like winner of the battle between the two titans will control our information in the future. We don't get a say.

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I don't know if these allegations are true or not, but even if they are, I have little sympathy for Microsoft. It sounds like a play right out of their playbook.

"Former Edge intern says Google sabotaged Microsoft's browser"

neowin.net/news/former-edge-in

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Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

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I love me some command-line apps. So I packaged up "toot" the command-line mastodon client as a strictly confined snap. Install it with snap install toot, find out more at snapcraft.io/toot

"In Full Sail" sheds some light on recent Solus drama.

getsol.us/2018/10/27/in-full-s

I always liked hearing Ikey on LNL, so it's heartbreaking to hear the full story of his disappearance. But it's great to hear Solus marching ever forward. I wish the best of luck to the project.

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Lubuntu 18.10 has been released with LXQt as the default desktop environment!

lubuntu.me/cosmic-released/

Check out the release video made by @TuxDigitalcom@twitter.com which gives an overview of the release: youtube.com/watch?v=CRgcsTQGvw

Wow, really impressed with 18.10! Might install it as my daily driver come 20.04. Can't think of giving up my LTS right now.

Can anyone recommend bitwarden? I just saw a toot saying it's in the snap store. I checked it out, and it looks like an easier (yet still secure) alternative to maintaining a database file with something like keepass.

I'm going to look through the source a bit as well, but I'm by no means an expert. The biggest selling point is all the cross-platform options. Maybe I can convince my wife to use it.

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Congratulations, you've just earned yourself a "I'm never coming back to your site again!" sticker!

I've decided that I'm going to try to dip my toes in the language this weekend. But what to try and write..

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I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Fosstodon

Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.